U.S. Navy: Maintaining Maritime Supremacy in the 21st Century


Publication Date: February 2007

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Mackenzie M. Eaglen

Research Area: Military and defense

Keywords: National security; Coast Guard; Budget

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The U.S. Navy should increase shipbuilding by finding efficiencies within the current shipbuilding budget, continuing to invest in modernization programs, strengthening and codifying the National Fleet Policy, and focusing on its primary blue-water missions and leaving the littoral and riverine missions on the other end of the maritime security spectrum to the U.S. Coast Guard.